Trauma Recovery

Trauma Recovery Program


A traumatic experience, such as a motor vehicle collision, an assault, or an unexpected injury, can change your life in an instant. The negative impact and distress can carry on long after the event itself and harm your ability to function in everyday life. Unaddressed trauma and adverse life experiences impact relationships, substance use, parenting, work life, as well as, physical and mental health. While one-on-one therapy is often successful, it takes time.

We can optimize and accelerate the healing process!

Kells psychologists, accessed current research and combined it with the experience of our trauma specialists, to develop a program to do just that. The Trauma Recovery Program, consisting of: Tools for Trauma Recovery, a one-day workshop designed to offer skills to manage trauma symptoms; and our RESET Programs, intensive programs for children, teens, and adults designed to fast-track healing.

You should seek help if you:

  • Are worried about symptoms
  • Have stopped doing normal activities because of anxiety
  • Have vivid, upsetting dreams or flashbacks
  • Become distressed when exposed to trauma reminders or triggers
  • Feel like you can’t focus
  • Feel like life doesn’t seem real
  • Are struggling with mood issues
  • Avoid talking about the traumatic event
  • Don’t seem to be getting better

“Although she hadn’t been severely injured, Lynn’s life seemed to have steadily fallen apart in the four months since the accident. Overall, Lynn made strong progress in physical recovery; however, emotionally, she still felt miserable. Lynn was always exhausted; she had horrible dreams, anxiety attacks, and trouble sleeping. She couldn’t focus well and had headaches almost every day. Lynn was either irritable, or cried at any little thing. When she went to her doctor, she couldn’t explain what was wrong. She hadn’t returned to work as just the thought of going to the office led to panic. Lynn’s family was patient, but no one really understood why she just couldn’t ‘get over it.’ Neither could Lynn! The accident could have been so much worse! Lynn accessed Kells’ Trauma Recovery Program and finally understood why her accident was affecting her life so much. Lynn gained tools and skills to manage her emotions, and was able to reprocess the trauma to move past it. Lynn felt that she had regained herself and her life.”

Tools for Trauma Recovery

A one-day workshop offering practical tools to help clients learn to regulate their emotions, manage anxiety, and recover from traumatic stress.

Our next workshop will be on  June 20, 2023  from 9:00AM – 4:30PM.

To register for Tools for Trauma Recovery please contact us at 780-430-4769 or

Registration deadline: April 11, 2023 

Cost: $360.00

RESET JOURNEY for Adults Program 

Journey is the third in our series of psycho-educational group programs focused on recovery from trauma and managing adversity. Taking place over 14 sessions, the program uses the metaphor of the journey to go into depth about a range of topics related to adversity and toxic stress, including setting and maintaining boundaries, developing effective coping
strategies, using the wise mind, and moving through and past shame.

The next RESET JOURNEY Program starts March 15, 2023 and runs for 14 weeks on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Registration deadline: March 8, 2023 

RESET EXPEDITION for Teens Program (Youth ages 13-17)

This psycho-educational program is themed around the metaphor of preparing for and embarking on a challenging expedition of life. Knowledge is presented and skills are integrated through dynamic activities that assist youth to identify and release old distress or trauma. Youth aged 13-17 are introduced to skills to develop sustainable psychological fitness that will assist them to manage life adversity and toxic stress in any future journeys.

The next RESET EXPEDITION Program starts April 20, 2023 and runs for 10 weeks on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Registration deadline: April 13, 2023 

RESET EXPLORER – Summer Camps – (children ages 9-12)

RESET EXPLORER is a therapeutic psycho-education group program developed for children 9-12 years of age. The program assists children to build skills to manage toxic stress and adversity, and sets the stage for longterm pyschological fitness. The concepts are presented through dynamic, age-appropriate activities and metaphors, and include setting healthy boundaries, personal responsibility, and emotional resilience.

The RESET EXPLORER 2023 Summer Camp Dates are to be Determined

Pre-and post-measures illustrate that participants have experienced a significant reduction (up to 30%) in PTSD symptoms. Further, following a RESET program, over 65% of our participants no longer met the diagnostic criteria for PTSD!


Research shows Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to be very effective in helping people process emotionally painful and traumatic experiences. When a disturbing experience happens, it is stored in the brain with all the sights, sounds, thoughts, and feelings of the event. When a person is emotionally overwhelmed, the brain cannot process the experiences as it would normally, and these negative thoughts, sensations, and feelings become trapped in the nervous system. EMDR unblocks and desensitizes this information, allowing it to be processed and adaptively integrated. The memory remains but the negative intensity is neutralized.

EMDR has been shown to be especially effective with persons experiencing the following:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Traumatic Events
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Negative Self-Beliefs

Many clients who have made limited progress in the past, or who have not benefitted from more traditional therapies say that with EMDR they have finally found something that works for them.

Kells Trauma Recovery Program offers a way to get you back to your normal and rebuilds health following a traumatic event.

Call us today to learn more, 780-430-4769.